'Panda birds' stop at E China's Mt Longhu for 14th consecutive year

Recently, flocks of Chinese mergansers, an endangered bird species, arrived at Mount Longhu that lies in Yingtan City of east China's Jiangxi Province for winter. According to a staff at the Mount Longhu scenic area, this is the 14th consecutive year the birds have flown to the location for winter.

The Chinese merganser is under first-class state protection in China. The bird's global population is less than 5,000, hence it is known as the "giant panda of birds." Every year, it breeds in the northeast part of China and Siberia region and flies to southern part of China for winter. As the environment of Mount Longhu is well-protected, and the fish ban in the scenic area is well-adopted, Chinese mergansers can find abundant food, thus they fly here for 14 consecutive years.

(Cover image via VCG.)

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